Thursday, May 31, 2012

I need a technique for naming posts...

...because I got nothin'. Maybe I'll start with the weather? Damp and kind of warm. Mosquitoes. Meh. lol!
Anyhow, popping in quick to share cards for 3 challenges - one of which is completely new to me. Jocelyn Olsen over at red balloon cards is a guest designer over at Stamp School this week, and so I was introduced to their blog - and their challenge named "Geometry Class" which is such a super clever name for a sketch challenge! Love it :) This sketch challenge ends today, but I'm squeaking in just in time!

Supplies: stamps from Paper Smooches (Party Posse and Warm Concoctions);
labels die from Sizzix;
Liquid Applique;
Palette Noir ink; Vintage Photo & Old Paper distress inks;
black Sakura glaze pen; Dimensional Magic;
spiral clip & seam binding

I traced the letters in the sentiment with the glaze pen to help them stand out a little more.
Once I'd added the Dimensional Magic as glaze on the cup, I HAD TO add googly eyes. I know they're well-set, but it was a big nerve wracking thinking I was going to drop them in the wrong spot. Glossy Accents-type stuff is tricky - just ask Barb! Speaking of Barb, she recently sent me the biggest hugest awesomest package of goodies - including this sweet coffee/tea set from Paper Smooches. She pretty much rocks anyway (and guess what? She's got a new kitty! You should go over & see her!)

Here's the sketch from Stamp School:

And since I apparently have developed Stockholm Syndrome when it comes to sketches, I have another to share for the current Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge, #148. (And they have a design team call right now! Check out the deets here...I made cards for 3 of those sketches & sent them in. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, right?) The current sketch is open until Sunday night (June 3), so you've lots of time!

Supplies: papers from Bo Bunny "Ambrosia;"
Standard & lacey circle Nesties;
butterfly from K&Co;
sentiment banner from Martha Stewart;
crocheted mat by me

The butterfly is on a wobbler - LOVE those!
And finally, this week I've managed to make a card for Our Creative Corner - Shabby Chic. It's open until Friday June 1st. I had several ideas going for this one, and then made something completely different from all of them. I love it when that happens!

Supplies: papers & button from Basic Grey "Plumeria;"
ballerina clip art from The Graphics Fairy;
sentiment from My Favorite Things;
Dusty Concord distress ink;
Sakura Stardust glitter pen;
stick pins from Little Yellow Bicycle;
flowers from Prima; corner rounder

Love. I love this! 
The button was sewn on first, and then the pins tucked into that purple panel behind the button, to make sure there's no danger of the sharp bits poking the recipient. Then I just emptied the whole box of Primas into a dish and dug around until I was happy with the combination :) (Inquiring minds want to know - exactly how are you supposed to get them all back INTO the box? Without cursing, I mean.)

Alrighty, time for the crazy evening rush of things to do - 


Annette Allen said...

aww I love that coffee the glossy accents and the cute....

Samantha Taylor said...

I love all your cards! I especially love the treatment you gave to the coffee cup with the glazed cup and the puffy foam. It's fantastic! Thanks for taking the time to play along at Stamp School.

Jenny said...

mmm that's some awesome whipped cream on the coffee.... love embarrassing my daughter with one of these in the coffee shop and giving myself a creamy tasche!!!
You and sketches are getting more your take on both of them.
I hate giving titles to blog can be the longest part of writing them!!
Jenny x

Dawn said...

Beautiful card Jessi! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Jessi
Gorgeous Image on your card, and your Bg is lovely, I hope you managed to replace all your flowers okay, without too much dramas!!
This is one lovely card, and I am so thrilled that you entered into our Challenge this week at OCC, and we have had the opportunity to see your work.
Thank you

Lindsey said...

Nicely done! What a great trio of cards. And I so hear you on worrying about dropping those googly eyes in the wrong spot! :P

lostinpaper said...

Your cards are beautiful Jessi! LOVE your shiny 'googly' eye cup... with froth! Sorry I can't help with the 'pin' saga... I'm not even game to buy any yet, I KNOW I will cause myself an injury!

Unknown said...

lol @ stockholm syndrome. funny chick! the head of foam on that cuppa is so cute. great design...and another great sketch challenge. love!!!

Unknown said...

and KNOW i put my thumb in the glossy accents on my fishie/sea of thanks card...i laughed so hard diet pepsi came out of my nose. i'm thinking aspartame THAT close to my brain can't be good! ;)

Melissa Craig said...

Fantastic card line up! All of them are wonderful Jessi. I really love the one you created for TMS - your crocheted mat is awesome. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Marie said...

Great cards, Jessi. Lovely array of different styles. Love the googly eyes. Just too too cute. I believe that butterfly would love my butterfly garden.

Emily Keaton said...

All of these are FABULOUS, Jessi! I love that smiling coffee cup (esp. with the googly eyes), your gorgeous crocheted mat and wobbler butterfly, and that pretty vintage ballerina!! So creative, my friend. :)

Lisa Arana said...

Love, love, love! They are are so special, but that coffee card is calling to me.

debby4000 said...

Love your fabulous selection of cards.

Jen W. said...

Love the shine on the cup and the fabulous Liquid Appliqué! Hot Concoctions is definitely an awesome set. And I suck at naming posts too. They all seem to sound the same to me!

JJ Bolton said...

Great cards Jessi! You're really embracing the sketches:). Your coffee card is fantastic! I hear you in the glossy accents. It's tricky stuff!

Hope the rest of your weekend is wonderful!

Cheryl said...

Great cards, and I LOVE those googly eyes!!! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

walchowDesign said...

Love the foam on the coffee - what's call?

Your flower arrangement looks great on the shabby card!

I hate mosquitos - they seems to come to me all the time but not my DH!!! btw: it's freezing cold here only 10 degrees celcius!

Dawn said...

Sorry, I've got nothing! It's funny how we can be so creative, yet struggle with a simple title :) I am just loving how you've done up that shiny little cup with that yummy fluffy whipped cream on top! Delicious! And another perfectly crocheted mat - looks amazing. I am going to have to give that a try.